Hours & Admission Fees

Prepare for a world-class museum experience.

Experience the world of human rights at a museum like no other. From the breathtaking architecture, to the moving stories and captivating exhibitions and programs, every part of the Museum offers a unique encounter.

One person is walking in a Museum gallery, while six others are standing in or near alcoves that line the wall of the gallery. Each alcove contains a different exhibit with text or images. Partially obscured.

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Hours

Regular Hours

Open Today:

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  • Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Friday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Special Hours

Upcoming holidays and events that may affect our hours of operation:

  • Monday, December 18, 2023 (Museum closed, Boutique open) Closed
  • Christmas Eve (December 24, 2023) Closed
  • Christmas Day (December 25, 2023) Closed
  • Boxing Day (December 26, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • New Year's Eve (December 31, 2023) 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • New Year's Day (January 1, 2024) Closed
  • Museum maintenance (January 14–22, 2024) Closed

Boutique Hours

The Boutique is open during Museum hours, Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Curbside pickup is available when you order from the Boutique online (orders can be picked up during regular hours of operation).

Visit the Boutique

Reference Centre Hours

The Carte International Reference Centre is open to visitors by appointment only.

Contact us by phone or email with your reference request.
Telephone: 204–289-2153
Email: reference.centre@humanrights.ca

Admission

General Admission

General admission tickets provide unlimited, same-day access to our galleries.

FREE admission on Sundays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • Adult (18-64 years)$18
  • Youth (7-17 years)$8
  • Post-Secondary Student (with ID)$14
  • Senior (65+ with ID)$14
  • Children (6 and under)Free
  • Family groups (up to 2 adults and 4 youth)$47
  • Indigenous PeoplesFree
  • MemberFree

Complimentary Admission for Individuals

The Museum offers free general admission:

  • To people accompanying a person with a disability
  • To Indigenous people, including First Nations, Inuit and Métis. Please self‐declare; identification is not required. Does not apply to special programs, tours or memberships.

These tickets are available by calling us at 204–289-2000 or by visiting us at the main ticketing desk.

See our admission policy for Indigenous peoples

Complimentary Admission for Community Organizations

The Museum offers community organizations free admission for small groups (approximately 30 individuals).

If your organization is interested, please review the eligibility criteria and write to us with your request.

Learn more about requesting complimentary admission

Canoo

We're a proud partner of Canoo (formerly the Cultural Access Pass), a mobile app that helps new Canadian citizens celebrate their citizenship by providing free admission to over 1,400 museums, science centres, art galleries, parks and historic sites.

The Canoo app is available on the App Store and on Google Play. To learn more about Canoo, visit the Institute for Canadian Citizenship website.

Find Your Way

Map showing the location of the Museum on Israel Asper Way, west of Main Street and east of the Red River. The Museum is located just north of The Forks, an area that has been an Indigenous gathering place for thousands of years. Three large entrances are located along Israel Asper Way. From south (closest to The Forks) to north (closest to Provencher Boulevard), they are the Main Entrance, the Accessible Drop-off Entrance and the Group Entrance.

Getting to Winnipeg

If you are driving from the U.S., Winnipeg is one hour north of the U.S. border crossing at Pembina, North Dakota. Within Canada, Winnipeg is reached by the No. 1 Trans Canada Highway, running east and west.

Winnipeg’s James Armstrong Richardson International Airport is about 9 km away from the Museum, with daily national and international flights. The Museum is about 20 minutes away from the airport by car.

VIA Rail, Canada’s rail passenger service, travels across Canada and stops in Winnipeg. Union Station is a short distance away from the Museum.

Get custom directions from Google Maps.

Public Transit

Winnipeg Transit has 33 routes that service The Forks and the Museum. Use Winnipeg Transit’s online trip planner, Navigo, to plan your trip.

Parking

Public parking is available at metered lots around the Museum.

Guidelines

General Policies

We strive to provide a safe and comfortable environment for everyone. Read our helpful information about strollers, complimentary coat check, bag policies and more.

Please do…

  • Use electric scooters for mobility purposes.
  • Bring your service animals. Other pets are not allowed.
  • Check all backpacks, shopping bags, packages and umbrellas. Check any other items larger than 25 cm x 30 cm x 25 cm. It’s compulsory.
  • Ask for wheelchairs, strollers and cane seats, which are available at the Coat Check for visitor on‐site use. Photo ID or a credit card is needed for deposit.
  • Come to the Museum wearing shoes. Footwear is required for your safety.

Please don't…

  • Smoke anywhere in the Museum.
  • Bring any of your valuable items. The Museum is not responsible for the loss or damage of any items left at Coat Check.
  • Carry any bag or item on your back due to visitor and exhibit safety. If bags can’t be carried reasonably and safely in another manner they must be checked.

Phone and Photography Etiquette

We’d like you to take your experiences and memories home with you.

Please do…

  • Take photos in the galleries and share them on social media (for non‐commercial use).
  • Keep your cell phone with you and use our mobile app (but please set the ringer to vibrate and be respectful of other visitors when using it).
  • Contact our Communications team for questions regarding any media and special photography, including film and video projects, at 204–289-2112.

Please don’t…

  • Lean over railings when taking photos, for your safety and security.
  • Use a flash at any time.
  • Use your phone for conversations in the galleries.
  • Bring bulky photography equipment.
  • Publish, sell, reproduce, transfer, distribute or use photos taken at the Museum for any commercial purposes.